KC NCDDP ACT Entry
Planning
SMART Planning
Specific
 Measurable
 Achievable
 Relevant
 Time-bounded
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Specific: Goal objectives should address
the five Ws… who, what, when, where,
and why. Make sure the goal specifies
what needs to be done with a timeframe
for completion. Use action verbs…
create, design, develop, implement,
produce, etc. Example: resolve accounting
discrepancies within 48 hours.
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Measurable: Goal objectives should
include numeric or descriptive measures
that define quantity, quality, cost, etc. How
will you and your staff member know when
the goal has been successfully met? Focus on
elements such as observable actions,
quantity, quality, cycle time, efficiency, and/or
flexibility to measure outcomes, not
activities. Example: secure pledges from ten
new donors by the end of each week.
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Achievable: Goal objectives should be
within the staff member’s control and
influence; a goal may be a “stretch” but still
feasible. Is the goal achievable with the
available resources? Is the goal achievable
within the timeframe originally outlined?
Consider authority or control, influence,
resources, and work environment support to
meet the goal. Example: obtain the XYZ
professional certification within two years.
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Relevant: Goals should be instrumental to
the mission of the department (and
ultimately, the insti-tution). Why is the goal
important? How will the goal help the
department achieve its objectives? Develop
goals that relate to the staff member’s key
accountabilities or link with departmental
goals that align with the institutional agenda.
Example: develop and implement a diversity
recruitment plan that increases the number of
diversity candidates by ten percent.
Time-bound: Goal objectives should identify a
definite target date for completion and/or
frequencies for specific action steps that are
important for achieving the goal. How often should
the staff member work on this assignment? By
when should this goal be accomplished?
Incorporate specific dates, calendar milestones, or
timeframes that are relative to the achievement of
another result (i.e., dependencies and linkages to
other projects). Example: check the fire alarms and
emergency lighting in all buildings every six months.
Let’s look at some more
examples:
For an organization or department…
Not SMART “Improve our student
service.”
 SMART “Achieve and maintain an
average student service rating of at least
4.0 (out of a possible 5.0) on our annual
survey by 11/20/08.”
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For an exempt staff member…
Not SMART “Create our 2008 strategic plan.”
 SMART “Create our 2008 strategic plan, obtain
final approval from the Budget Committee, and
discuss it with our department so individuals can
begin setting their performance objectives by 829-07.”
 Not SMART “Improve project management skills.”
 SMART “Take the Project Management
Essentials workshop on 10-18-2007, report what
was learned to our team by 11-01-2007, and
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Planning Guides
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4.
Define ACT scope and planning
objectives
Identify milestones and targets for
October, November and December
2014 (activities, schedules)
Identify ACT-MCT challenges, strategic
actions, and support needed from LGU
and S/RPMO
Be ready to present your output for
critiquing
KC NDCCP Milestone October – December 2014
1. MO Conducted and LGU MOA signed
2. Consultation meeting on disaster impact and barangay
ranking and allocation
st
3. Community consultation (1 Barangay Assembly (BA))
4. Municipal Forum & Community Grants Obligated
5. Project Proposal Development (PDW)
nd
6. Community Consultation (2 BA)
7. Subproject Final Technical Review and Approval for
Fund Release and First Tranche Downloaded
rd
8. Barangay Assembly and Action Planning for SPI (3 BA)
Stage and Milestone Timeline
(additional slide)
Stage
Milestone
Timeline (No.
of days days
1. Social
Preparation
1. MO Conducted and
LGU MOA signed
3 days
2. Consultation
meeting on disaster
impact and barangay
ranking and allocation
2 days
3. Community
st
consultation (1
Barangay Assembly
(BA))
1 week
Additional Slide
Stage
Milestone
2. Stage 2:
4. Municipal Forum &
Community Grants
Obligated
5. Project Proposal
Development (PDW)
6. Community
nd
Consultation (2 BA)
7. Subproject Final
Technical Review and
Approval for Fund
Release and First
Tranche Downloaded
Community
Planning and
Project
Proposal
Development
Timeline (No.
of days days
3 days (including pre and
post)
5 days (including pre and
post)
2 weeks to 1.5 month
15 days
Additional Slide
Stage
Milestone
3. Stage 3:
8. Barangay Assembly
and Action Planning
rd
for SPI (3 BA)
Communitymanaged
Implementation
and Organization
Formation and
Development
Timeline (No.
of days days
5 days (including pre and
post)
Planning format
Planning Objectives:
Ex.
1. ACT Isabela to complete social preparation for
2. Obligate 20M by the end of November 2014
Milestone
Time Frame
Oct
1. MO Conducted
and LGU MOA
signed
2. Consultation
meeting on disaster
impact and barangay
ranking and
allocation
3.
Prepared by:
AC
DAC
CFs
Nov
Dec
Challenges
Strategic Action
Support
Needed
Remember the S.M.A.R.T. acronym when
establishing goals and objectives. This
formula for goal-setting helps ensure that
both supervisors and staff members share
the same understanding and clarity on goals
set during the performance management
cycle.
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